Sharing a card from the anniversary party make and take that’s just perfect for the current challenge at Shopping our stash – something related to Thanksgiving, being grateful or a thank you somewhere on the project. The image and sentiment is from Taylored Expressions – colored in with Polychromos pencils. The gingham background stamp is from Studio 490, stamped with fern green archival ink. The letters are die cut using my old school Quick Kutz squeeze (I LOVE this tool) and stamped with a woodgrain background stamp from Stampers Anonymous.
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Good morning! I was up late, late late last night doing my favorite thing – playing in my craft room while the TV played quietly in the background. Well, it was netflix, and not so quiet, but I digress… What was on my craft table? A very odd assortment – a rainbow, a jam jar and a vest – the beginnings of a plan for a class I like to call “a random bunch of cards”. I played with the rainbow first, a quirky stamp set from Concord and 9th. I ended up with a card that was perfect for this week’s challenge at Shopping our stash, since it had a sprinkling of hearts on it. Entirely stamped in an assortment of bright Ranger Archival inks, (carnation red, tiger lily, yellow chrome, vivid chartreuse, manganese blue and violet) all I could think of the whole time was Ranger’s new release for creativation – 12 new mini archival inks to match the Distress line of colors, and we won’t have to wait too long as they should be shipping in a couple weeks. I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!! Anyways, here’s the card, hope you like it!
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Over and over again I hear how hard it is to create a guy card – very challenging,people say, not much stuff out there for masculine cards, they say… So when I saw this weeks challenge at Shopping Our Stash – “Happy Birthday Dude” I really thought about what would make a card personal for my husband. We live in a lake house with wood virtually everywhere – wood paneling, wood floors, wood burning stove, 7 cords of wood stacked outside, you get the idea. So, I knew wood had to be featured, and anyways, I really wanted to try the new Tim Holtz wood planks die and 3D embossing folder. Now, my husband has this old flannel shirt that he wears ALL THE TIME, I mean he really loves this shirt (and I love plaid and green) so I decided to recreate the look for a background panel. First I stamped the Altenew Buffalo check background stamp on moss green paper with Bluebird Archival ink, then I used one of the lines from the MFT Plaid Builder stamp set and alternated Prickly Pear and Peat Moss archival inks in between the Buffalo check..a touch of vintage photo distress ink to soften the edges and viola – an old plaid shirt. The letters are die cut from Tim Holtz’ metallic kraft stock with the Sizzix Alphanumeric dies – 3/4″, then sanded roughly and inked with more vintage photo. This was one of those rare times when the card ended up looking exactly like I saw it in my mind!
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